666 and the Web

Folks, can I throw in something I came across last night? I was talking to someone working with the internet, he made a comment.

You know that web sites have in their URL "http://www.......", Well, in hebrew or some language like that, the letter "w" is the 6th letter of the alphabet. And in those days, they didn't have numbers, instead, the first letter of the alphabet was taken to mean "1", etc. So, "www" is in fact, "666". And to add further weight to the "conspiracy theory", the suggestion is that the "666" refers to the "Beast 666" in the bible's book of revelation...

Another prophecy in the bible comes true... :-)

I thought you should know about this.

from Jim Phillips (Barcelona):

                            Microsoft the Devil?

While the advice may be good ... why does everyone equate Microsoft 
or Bill Gates with the devil? Elsewhere here I've seen references to 
him as "beast". Just curious where this comes from.


The real name of "the" Bill Gates is William Henry Gates III. 
Nowadays he is known as Bill Gates (III), where "III" means the 
order of third (3rd.)

By converting the letters of his current name to the ASCII-values 
and adding his (III), you get the following:

B       66
I       73
L       76
L       76
G       71
A       65
T       84
E       69
S       83
+        3
       666 !!

Some might ask, "How did Bill Gates get so powerful?" Coincidence? 
Or just the beginning of mankind's ultimate and total enslavement???

YOU decide!

Before you decide, consider the following:

M  S  -  D  O  S     6  .  2  1
77+83+45+68+79+83+32+54+46+50+49 = 666

W  I  N  D  O  W  S  9  5
87+73+78+68+79+87+83+57+53+1 = 666

Coincidence? I think not.



A Response

I suggest you take reconsider your link/article about "Bill Gates 
and 666". I believe it is a load of rubbish and I will show you why 

One should verify things before they accept them as fact! I wonder 
how many other things people believe these days without checking 
the facts first (eg. Christians who believe in the doctrine of the 
immortal soul! - Not supported by the Bible at all). Anyway, following 
is my response to this famous claim.


Do you know that Bill gates' REAL name is William Henry Gates III? 
Nowadays, he is known as Bill Gates (III) where III means the order 
of third (3rd). OK, if you take all the letters in Bill Gates III 
and then convert it in ASCII code (american standard code for 
information interchange) and then ADD up all the numbers...you will 
get 666.

B    I    L    L    G    A    T    E    S    3

66 + 73 + 76 + 76 + 71 + 65 + 84 + 69 + 83 + 3 = 666
another claim has been:

B    I    L    L    G    A    T    E    S    I   I   I

66 + 73 + 76 + 76 + 71 + 65 + 84 + 69 + 83 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 666

The flaw with this kind of logic is that the ASCII Code for "I" is 
not 1 nor is the ASCII code for "3" = 3. Nor is the ASCII code for 
"1" = 1 either. So really the above Bill Gates names were "bent to 
fit" in order to get to 666. To be consistent the following would 
be true of the his names:







There have been other claims that the following names can also be 
calculated to add up to 666.

Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, The Pope

But look and see…

Normal: Adolf Hitler


Uppercased: ADOLF HITLER


Lowercased: adolf hitler


No spaces: AdolfHitler


No spaces uppercased: ADOLFHITLER


No spaces lowercased: adolfhitler


Normal: Joseph Stalin




Lowercased: joseph stalin


No spaces: JosephStalin


No spaces uppercased: JOSEPHSTALIN


No spaces lowercased: josephstalin


Normal: The Pope


Uppercased: THE POPE


Lowercased: the pope


No spaces: ThePope


No spaces uppercased: THEPOPE


No spaces lowercased: thepope


Are claims are WINDOWS 95 also adds up to 666 in the same way.

87+73+78+68+79+87+83+57+53+1= 666

Actually this is far from the truth. "WINDOWS 95" actually is ...

87+73+78+68+79+87+83+57+53 = 665

665 not 666! Notice above, whoever added this up added a +1 to make 
it 66. This is hardly the "SAME" procedure as was used with Bill 
Gates. Someone thought in their wisdom - "hey its close enough - 
let's just add one to make it fit!"

It doesn't matter how you want to do it - it doesn't quite add up.

Normal: Windows 95


Uppercased: WINDOWS 95


Lowercased: windows 95


No spaces: Windows95


No spaces uppercased: WINDOWS95


No spaces lowercased: windows95


Other claims are that MS-DOS 6.21 adds up to 666.

MS-DOS 6.21
77+83+45+68+79+83+32+54+46+50+49 = 666

And Yes "MS-DOS 6.21" does add up to 666 as long as you include 
the space. But to do the same procedure as WINDOWS95 one in all 
honesty shouldn't include the space. So, not really the "SAME" 
procedure again. Also why MS-DOS 6.21? The latest version isn't 
6.21 and there have been many versions before it so probably 
states that at least one would add up to 666.

Other claims have been that the Microsoft Excel 95 displays 
"The Hall of Tortured Souls" when you click a certain way on help. 
But big deal! Couldn't this just be the programmers having some fun!

Other claims have been that: The Internet is also commonly known 
as the World Wide Web or WWW. One other way we write W is

(VI) so ......
6 6 6

But this is another attempt to bend something to make it fit!

Please everyone - in future - check that what people claim is 
actually fact!

Written 1998 by disciple@datasearch.com.au

It seems the annoyed corrector overlooked that this was placed in the humor section, and I felt no need to validate what I consider nonsense anyway. But I think your response article is worth displaying as well.

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